Delaware County Updates and Information
Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program
The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded. Spouses, personal representatives or estates may also file rebate claims on behalf of claimants who lived at least one day in the claim year and meet all other eligibility criteria.
Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program:
June 30, 2023
Delaware County is getting a new County park!
For the first time in more than 30 years, Delaware County is getting a new County park! The County’s newest and largest County park will be located on the former Don Guanella site in Marple Township. The 213 acre park will be focused on the woodlands that now serve as one of the county’s largest forests.
Public input is a cornerstone of the project and will guide key elements of the plan. Delaware County is seeking fifteen community leaders to join the new Master Plan Advisory Committee for the former Don Guanella property.
Financially Impacted by Covid-19 pandemic?
PAHAF relief for mortgages, property taxes, and utilities is available.
Pennsylvania Homeowner Assistance Fund
Water Assistance Program/LIHWAP
Applications are now being accepted for the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP).
The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) is a temporary emergency program to help low-income families pay overdue water bills. LIHWAP is a grant. You do not have to repay it.
Delaware County is seeking members of the public for an Advisory Committee as part of its process to update its Municipal Waste Management Plan.
Delaware County newsletter
We’re excited to share that we’ve launched the inaugural edition of our new Delaware County newsletter: The Delaware County Weekly.
This weekly newsletter provides Delaware County residents with updates and information covering a wide range of County news and events—everything from the latest Health Department announcements and election notifications to career opportunities, meeting announcements, County park activities and events, COVID-19 guidance, announcements of County grant programs, and more.
The newsletter is part of Council’s promise to increase transparency in government and will help ensure that residents are well informed and aware of how Delaware County Government is working to serve the community.
You can subscribe here:
COVID 19 Information
All vaccine clinics can be found here:
|Closing the Digital Divide|
|14% of all Pennsylvania households do not have an internet subscription and 3.1% of Pennsylvanians live in an area where there is no broadband infrastructure. Having access to the internet is not a luxury, it is a necessity. Everyone should have the ability to access the internet from home, no matter where their home is. To help identify gaps, Delaware County has launched a new survey to collect data about the availability of internet service for both residents and business. The survey is now live at delcopa.gov/broadband. The survey is expected to be available through January 14, 2022.|
|Avoiding Holiday Scams|
|This holiday season, Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities and the Pennsylvania State Police are reminding shoppers to be on alert for fraud and scams. For a list of common scams to watch for and strategies you can use to protect yourself, click here.|
|Litter Action Plan|
|Last week, The Department of Transportation and the Department of Environmental Protection released the state’s first-ever Litter Action Plan. The plan includes current initiatives and recommendations for state and local governments, the General Assembly, businesses, and the public to clean up the more than 500 million pieces of litter scattered throughout the commonwealth. The plan’s goal is to reduce the amount of litter in Pennsylvania by 30 percent within the next five years.|